Quick Pickled Brussels Sprouts

marydukecooks.com Quick Pickled Brussels Sprouts go equally well with a meat and cheese board, accompanying a sandwich, or with a Bloody Mary!  Plus, as an added bonus, they are a conversation piece because they are something people don’t usually find … Continue reading

Tuscan Cannellini Bean, Carrot and Spinach Soup

marydukecooks.com Tuscan Cannellini Bean, Carrot, and Spinach Soup takes less than 30 minutes to make and is delicious. I love quick and easy! Tuscan Cannellini Bean, Carrot, and Spinach Soup 1 ½ cups sliced carrots (I sliced bagged baby carrots) … Continue reading

Sausage Cheese Muffins

marydukecooks.com Sausage Cheese Muffins With three children you can always count on someone being late when getting ready for school. I’m at the bottom of the stairs yelling, “Let’s Go! Let’s Go!” as my children are running down the steps. … Continue reading

Stir Fried Wild Rice Blend with Mushrooms, Carrots and Swiss Chard

For those of you trying to eat more whole grains and vegetables, this stir fry is the ticket. You will never miss the meat because the mushrooms and soy sauce add rich, umami flavor. Mushrooms are soft and meaty. Swiss … Continue reading

Romaine, Bacon, Apple and Blue Cheese Salad with Warm Apple Butter Vinaigrette and Croutons

This salad has so many interesting flavors. Romaine lettuce is cold and crisp. Homemade croutons are tossed in cayenne oil before baking making them slightly spicy. The dressing is smoky, savory, and naturally sweet with the addition of bacon drippings … Continue reading

Triple Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Peppermint Filling

These petite sandwich cookies with their rich chocolate flavor and peppermint filling just scream Christmas! Using three kinds of chocolate, these cookies have a deep, rich chocolate flavor. You may think it is odd to make cookies with bread flour … Continue reading

Puff Pastry Pesto Chicken

Puff Pastry Pesto Chicken is simple to make but looks like something you would order from a fancy restaurant. The chicken is stuffed with a creamy pesto mixture then topped with puff pastry, and baked until golden brown. The chicken … Continue reading

White Cake with Cinnamon Icing and Caramel Apples

marydukecooks.com I love fall flavors. Cinnamon, caramel, and apples are some of my favorites. This tender white cake with cinnamon icing and warm caramel apples is a symphony of flavors. Each component could be made from scratch but it is … Continue reading

Turkey Cookies

Turkey Cookies will tickle your funny bone and make you say, “Gobble, Gobble!” A couple of years ago my cousin Suzanne Moore took this adorable picture of their 7-year-old grandson, Ian, with this cute turkey cookie. Suzanne and her husband … Continue reading